Updated: Jun 29, 2022
The Guymon Seventh-day Adventist Church has been working very hard to help its refugees learn the English language and to help the refugees get their citizenship.
This effort has been made easier because the Oklahoma Native Ministries Department donated five Chromebooks to the ESL program and provided snacks and food. This has helped people practice their English and study for their citizenship test. Many have been able to take the oath of citizenship because of the ESL program.
When the Covid-19 shutdown happened those Chromebooks saved the Pioneer Adventist Christian School. The students were able to transition straight into an online school.
The Chromebooks have had such heavy use with both the ESL program and the school that replacements were needed. So this school year the Native Ministries Department stepped up again and provided the school with nine MacBook Air Computers.
The students are so happy and they can’t wait to get their paper and pencil work done so they can work on their computers. They love researching, working with the IXL study program, and creating presentations for class on the MacBook Air.
Native Ministries is assisting in a stewardship program, scholarship for students, and even the church with free Diabetes Undone materials.
The Guymon church and Pioneer Adventist Christian School want to extend a BIG thank you to the Native Ministries Department for all the help they have received. We have been able to give a true education that “is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come” (Ellen White, Education, p. 13) for our adults and for our children in Guymon.
God has blessed us beyond measure and always answers our prayers. We would appreciate prayers for our church and school.
By Pastor Mang Lian